Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Significance Of The Feast Of Trumpets In These Last Days....

The Significance Of The Feast Of Trumpets In These Last Days

1. All the Spring Feasts were fulfilled at Christ's first coming, and on the exact day of the feast.
All the Fall Feasts picture the second advent, and the Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts, picturing the rapture. The Feast of Trumpets is followed by The Day of Atonement and then the Feast of Tabernacles.  Notice how the rapture is followed by judgment when comparing the Day of Atonement with the beginning of the trumpet judgments of Revelation 8.

2.  The Feast of Trumpets is also called "Yom Teruah" or the day of blowing of trumpets.  It is Israel's call to repentance and a day of reckoning God entering into judgment with His people.  John the Baptist and Jesus both had a call to repentance. The Feast of Trumpets precedes the Day of Atonement where there is redemption and forgiveness of sin.  It's an annual reminder to us as Christians to reevaluate our lives and repent of known sin. The rapture of God's believing people is a call to non-believing Jews to repent and believe.

3. 100 trumpet blasts are made on The Feast of Trumpets.  The "last trump" is the longest and loudest. This is believed to be related to the last trump of 1 Cor 15:50-52.  Related passages in  Matt. 24:31 and 1 Thes. 4:16-17 also mention trumpet calls.

4. The Feast of Trumpets is known as the Wedding of the Messiah, the Church is the Bride of Christ, and the rapture is when the Church is caught up to heaven to be wed with Christ - the coming together "to become one flesh".

5. In the Jewish Wedding, a marriage takes place over a period of time known as the "bridal week" where the groom comes for his bride "like a thief in the night" to take (seize / rapture) her away and into the bridal chamber for the bridal week at his father's house.  "Of that day or hour no man knows, but my Father only" is an expression or common Hebrew idiom used by a groom when asked when his wedding will be. He says this because it is his father that will tell him when his preparations on the bridal chamber are completed and it is time. Again, the wedding pictures the rapture.

6. The Feast of Trumpets happens on the "new moon", which is 29.5 days after the last one, meaning it might occur on the 29th or 30th day, nobody knows for sure. "Of that day or hour no man knows" is an expression referring to this feast.

7. The "Open Door" is a symbol of the new moon Feast of Trumpets rapture in Matt 25:1-12, and Rev 3:20-21, & Rev 4:1. Ezek 46:1-3 "Thus says the Lord GOD: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days; but on the sabbath day it shall be opened and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

8. Col. 2:16-17 says the new moon and the Feasts of the Lord are a shadow of things to come. We should take note that the Feast of Trumpets is the only Feast of the Lord that falls on a new moon.

9. There are seven days of awe in between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. This is a picture the seven years of tribulation. Atonement pictures Satan being defeated and cast away at the end of tribulation. If you add the two day Trumpets feast, and the day of atonement, the 7 days of awe are "ten days of tribulation" which is 
referred to in Rev. 2:10.

10. The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the coronation of the Messiah, when He will start reigning as king, thus the beginning of the "Day of the Lord". Trumpets were blown at the coronation of kings.1 Kings 1:28-34, 2 Kings 9:6-13, 2 Kings 11:12-14 and at the building of the temple Ezra 3:10, John 2:19-21, 1 Cor. 3:16-17, Rev 21:22

11. It is also time for the bema judgment, or the judgment of the works of the righteous, and judgment must begin at the house of the Lord. The rapture is a judgment separating believers from non-believers.

12. On the Feast of Trumpets "At the instant that the Jewish workers heard the trumpet sound, all would immediately stop harvesting, even if they were not finished (think about that!) and go to the Temple for worship! In those days, as it is sometimes today, a Jew & an Arab might be working side by side in the fields - but when the trumpet sounded on this particular day, the Jew would stop and go to worship, while the Arab kept on harvesting. Jesus used this same analogy in Matt. 24:36-44 of the 2nd Coming."

Many after reading and studying the Bible diligently anticipate that the Lord will come in a Jubilee year on the Feast of Trumpets.

The Jubilee is a God ordained "Sabbath" that occurs once every 49 years. The theme of this special Sabbath was "liberation" for God's people and their land. Like the seven day week, the Jubilee is also a "shadow" of things to come. It is believed that the Messiah will return in a Jubilee year to grant "liberty" to His church
. The original jubilee cycle has been lost to antiquity, but some rabbinical sources point to 1966-1967 as being the most recent jubilee year since that is when the 6 Day War happened and Jerusalem was reclaimed by Israel as its capital city once again. 2015-2016 will be the next Jubilee, from September 2015 to the fall of 2016, not January to January. 

All this points to is a sabbatical cycle (a 7 year cycle), so that we may anticipate better when this may be. This would be a major piece of information to have in the watch for the coming of the Lord, both for the saints and with the saints 7 years later. Knowing that 
this is the last generation from simply reading your Bible, it would be of great significance to know the 7 year cycles and understand the Feast's of the Lord. 

The Feast of Trumpets 2015 is September 14-16

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